IdesofMay
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Joined 03-04-05, id: 770053, Profile Updated: 08-13-10
Author has written 12 stories for Final Fantasy VII, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy XII, Prince of Persia, Assassin's Creed, Devil May Cry, and Merlin.

I am in grad school now, which means I almost certainly have some Serious Business having to do with Science to attend to. Ah well.

When I was younger, I went to hear Philip Pullman speak. He told us he writes exactly a page (or two pages?) every day, whether it takes him all day or two hours, and whether it cuts off in the middle of a scene or a thought.

My writing process goes something like this:

Think up an idea (usually while trying to sleep)

Like it

Obsess over it

Write it down to forget it

Hate it

Find it again months or years later

Like it

Post it

Hate it

Feel a warm glow if other people don't hate it

I'm not sure if this is standard. Also if you're interested, I favorite stories if I like the content, and authors if I like the writing style. This sounds nice, but my lists are made up in large part of exceptions, because an author writes decently but writes a lot of stories I like so I skip steps and favorite the author, or because I haven't bothered to correct things from when I was not this organized.

I seem to have developed a fascination with using lines from source material. If you're interested, you can view this trend in "If life were a game, then", "Growth", and "Elements of Choice". Maybe I should collect those? I've got a few more like them waiting to be not hated. I suppose it's not a bad niche to occupy.

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Bandages by bandagesisfinished reviews
VIIVIII Sephiroth is not a mess easily cleaned up. In their Garden, the SeeDs find themselves with two new problems on their hands: a psychotic, silver haired mass murderer, and Cloud Strife, determined to finish what Jenova started.
Final Fantasy X-overs - Rated: M - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 16 - Words: 72,674 - Reviews: 426 - Favs: 581 - Follows: 403 - Updated: 11/19/2009 - Published: 4/2/2004 - Complete
A Betrayal of Interests by nebelstreif reviews
The road to Shiva was paved with good intentions. A one-shot look into the mind of Vossler York Azelas, son of Dalmasca. Tragic irony and spoilers.
Final Fantasy XII - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 610 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 11/18/2009 - Vossler - Complete
Holding Up the River by Sadie Dragonfire reviews
On the shores of Destiny Islands, Sora ends his quest and finally comes home. But even as he struggles with being a normal kid again and certain budding feelings for his friends, Sora may find another journey has already begun. Future Riku/Sora/Kairi
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 26,410 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 7/2/2009 - Published: 1/1/2009 - Sora, Riku
Water Under the Bridge by iknowthewords reviews
Reno has left his Shinra days and hasn't looked back. He stays far away from Midgar, avoids dogs named Rufus, and anything that otherwise reminds him of his past. But his calamity just doesn't stay behind... and neither does she. ReTi
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 16 - Words: 48,791 - Reviews: 286 - Favs: 140 - Follows: 111 - Updated: 6/10/2009 - Published: 7/15/2003 - Reno, Tifa L.
Of Friendship by Saitaina R. Moricia reviews
What happened just before Pooh got stuck in a hunny pot that last visit? Was he just upset about missing his memories, or was it something more? Poohcentric, KHII spoilers
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: K - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 783 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/4/2007 - Sora - Complete
Road to Dawn by Isabeau1 reviews
Riku readjusts to the home he never expected to find his way back to.
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,773 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 3/2/2007 - Published: 2/25/2007 - Riku, Sora - Complete
Trinity by kanji-sensei reviews
Sora loves Kairi, Kairi loves Sora. But where does Riku fit into this picture? A trinity of friends. A trinity of love. Maybe the only way to stay together is to break apart first.
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,196 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12/27/2006 - Published: 7/28/2006
Cleanup by Roadstergal reviews
An interlude between Rimmerworld and Out Of Time. Losing the vapor trail, and an adversary who never, ever fights dirty. Mild slash at the end of part II.
Red Dwarf - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,747 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/18/2006 - Published: 7/27/2006 - Lister, D., Rimmer, A. - Complete
The Art of Misdirection by Aries Draco reviews
All performers used it some time and he was not so different, but personas are difficult things to shrug off. Demyx, mostly.
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,227 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 9 - Published: 11/14/2006 - Demyx
plainsong by marianne in chains reviews
and once, there was a girl who wasn't a princess and two boys who weren't heroes and host of things that couldn't be anymore. [challenge . fic]
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,116 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/13/2006 - Selphie T. - Complete
Green by Gray-Rain Skies reviews
Sora always helped him look at the world in a different perspective. [Riku]
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,569 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/2/2006 - Riku - Complete
Pastoral Symphony in Blue Minor by Luc Court reviews
Set preKH1. Demyx, Yen Sid. Not even the greatest of Fantasia's magicians could predict what would happen when the Darkness came, or what it would mean for the people it found.
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,196 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 190 - Follows: 10 - Published: 8/10/2006 - Demyx - Complete
Lock and Key Hypothesis by Fluky reviews
Riku knows that keys can lock and unlock doors and hearts, but what happens when it's a mind that becomes unlocked? What if that mind belongs to Sora? [SoraRiku, RoxasAxel, RoxasRiku], AU.
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 37,004 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 229 - Follows: 27 - Published: 7/13/2006 - Roxas, Sora - Complete
Faith and Feather by Cheloya reviews
OLD. Rewrite on hiatus. Nearly two years after Sephiroth's fall, AVALANCHE regroups at Yuffie's behest to track down the murderer/kidnapper of the Five Mighty Gods. The disappearance of Godo and Staniv, however, is just the beginning... YV.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 190,306 - Reviews: 732 - Favs: 345 - Follows: 203 - Updated: 2/21/2006 - Published: 4/24/2003 - Yuffie K., Vincent V.
Coeurl by Crimson Skies reviews
AU Coincidence or Fate? A strange set of events causes a reluctant Vincent to become a young Cloud's mentor. Eventual SephirothxCloud.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 34,231 - Reviews: 386 - Favs: 472 - Follows: 466 - Updated: 12/15/2005 - Published: 10/11/2004 - Cloud S., Sephiroth
Babylon by Unmentionable Squick reviews
The Prince and Dark Prince talk, and Farah wonders about Babylon. Spoilers for Two Thrones. A little bit of FarahPrince at the end
Prince of Persia - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,115 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/5/2005 - Complete
Tales From The Less Than Well Equipped by Cheloya reviews
UPDATED! Vincent and Yuffie travelled mostly together in AVALANCHE after Aeris died. This chronicles some of the trials they faced due to Cloud's lack of togetherness in funding and materia allocation...
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 15,532 - Reviews: 226 - Favs: 189 - Follows: 93 - Updated: 6/22/2005 - Published: 11/2/2003 - Yuffie K., Vincent V.
Chorophobia by Verdot reviews
[FINISHED] Dancing. A silly thing to fear... Each member of the cast discovers their own reasons for dancing. Finally: The Observer. That which exists outside of time, only can observe it. A resolution or two and some surprises.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 14 - Words: 26,807 - Reviews: 159 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 3/4/2005 - Published: 1/21/2005 - Complete
Faith by IndigoHyacinth reviews
Mildly AU, for human!Disney characters. You are crowned king when you are nineteen.
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,544 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/20/2005 - King Mickey
A Second Life by DracOnyx reviews
Complete. Sephiroth has awakened and has only one thing on his mind destroying Jenova. But he also has to deal with some things he's never had to deal with before . . . real life. RR
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: T - English - Angst/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 37,572 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/11/2003 - Published: 4/18/2003 - Sephiroth - Complete
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but this is how it really happened reviews
A collection of unrelated time-travel one-shots. Number two: "Zack's first thought was, bizarrely, pity. Sephiroth had never botched anything in his life, and for his first mistake to be this – he would never forgive himself."
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,020 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 6/2/2012 - Published: 1/14/2012
The difference between Seeing and seeing reviews
"You say you've watched Camelot rise and fall a thousand times, but have you ever really seen it?" AU from the end of The Fires of Idirsholas, in which Merlin gains a year before releasing the dragon.
Merlin - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16,298 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/13/2011 - The Great Dragon/Kilgharrah, Merlin - Complete
I believe the children are our future reviews
He hadn't expected to find the kid in a bar. True, he couldn't quite picture Nero living the good life in suburbia, but busting into Devil May Cry bleeding and needing help - or cocky and wanting a job - had seemed more likely.
Devil May Cry - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,416 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/16/2011 - Dante, Nero - Complete
Two years, fifteen days reviews
People change. They grow, and sometimes they grow together and sometimes they grow apart.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,033 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/6/2011 - Rufus, Yuffie K.
Elements of Choice
I enjoy metaphors perhaps too much.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 462 - Published: 8/13/2010 - Sephiroth - Complete
Growth
Four short scenes, on an exponential curve of time and self.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 577 - Published: 8/13/2010 - Cloud S. - Complete
Full Synchronization reviews
Desmond, and becoming Altair.
Assassin's Creed - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,058 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 95 - Follows: 8 - Published: 6/2/2010 - Desmond M., Altaïr - Complete
Resolution reviews
The Prince, the things he deals with, and the reasons he deals. 2008 game.
Prince of Persia - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 882 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Published: 6/2/2010 - Complete
A New Perspective reviews
A speculative in-game interlude. A delay in Bhujerba causes Ashe to rethink some things, attain one heart's desire, and - possibly - even lighten up. Oneshot
Final Fantasy XII - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,521 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/13/2009 - Ashe - Complete
If life is a game, then reviews
A small musing on Rufus composed mostly of lines from AC roped together with literary duct tape and a tiny bit of original thought. Oneshot.
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 290 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/8/2007 - Rufus - Complete
The Void reviews
I actually wrote this before Kingdom Hearts II came out, but I believe it's still alright. Riku's thoughts after you meet him in Traverse Town. Oneshot
Kingdom Hearts - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 282 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/6/2007 - Riku - Complete
Staf Room reviews
This is my first story, here or anywhere. Just something I thought up after losing to Gi Nattak the fifth time. Please be gentle. OneShot
Final Fantasy VII - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 737 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/29/2005 - Complete